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Hot Seat Heroes

KS2
English

Hot Seat Heroes

KS2
Journalism, Communication

This pack introduces pupils to the world of sports journalism and focuses particularly on the skills involved in conducting an interview. The pack includes activities, where children will explore players' reactions and consider the questions that they may be asked post-match game.

This pack has been adapted from Fixture 8 as part of the Reading Stars pack. You can also use the Roving Reporters pack where pupils learn about what it takes to be a sports journalist.

Learning outcomes

Pupils will be able to:

  • identify a range of journalistic opportunities in the world of sport and the related literacy skills that support them
  • plan, write and lead their own interview.

activity

Exploring our reactions

We've put together a variety of Premier League post-match reactions such as extracts from interviews with players like Leicester City Captain, Wes Morgan after winning the Premier League title. Use this activity sheet to explore their reactions and use some of these clips as inspiration for your own interview.



activity

Practise your interviewing skills!

Pupils can use this to practise interviewing skills. There is also a template to write your questions down and record your interviewee responses.